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Inviting myth, metaphor, and a world of sound in as influence, Ptarmigan sculpts sonic landscapes of soaring proportions. Coupling epic instrumentation with ethereal harmonies, compositions stretch wide in shape and form, questing for untouched terrain. Through the imaginative lens of the band's creative centre, Peter McMurtry, Ptarmigan weaves song and story, crafting poetic kingdoms for the ear. With a sound that reaches the potent realms between genre, the band conjures new and familiar worlds, giving voice to the everyday made fantastical.

Drawing inspiration from a breadth of artists including Joanna Newsom, Grizzly Bear, and Dirty Projectors, Ptarmigan first appeared on the scene with Eliak and the Dream in 2012. Recorded at the Lincoln County Social Club in Toronto and produced by James Bunton (Donovan Woods, Evening Hymns), Ptarmigan's self-titled follow up album explores both the process of artistic creation and the fragility of divisions between past, present and future. Calling to mind celestial charts, sweeping windstorms, and otherworldly wanderings, these are songs that invite dreamscapes. Modern in their originality, shaded with medieval feeling, Ptarmigan is an anthology of an undefined time.

Progressive folk-pop indeed! This ear-catching young band is Ontario’s answer to Juno winners Said the Whale. The musicality and songcraft connotes a band far more experienced and world-wise than Ptarmigan could possibly be at less than four years formed. I already consider myself a fan and will no doubt be watching Ptarmigan take off in the Canadian indie-folk world as news spreads of this talent.
— Amanda Putz, host of Bandwidth on CBC Radio One